Everyone and everything is getting the Karl Lagerfeld makeover! Earlier this year, the Kaiser created a plush Fendi bag charm in his own image, and now it’s Barbie’s turn. The two fashion and pop culture icons are joining forces to release a limited edition “Barbie Lagerfeld” doll this fall.
As evidenced by the sketch above, the Lagerfeld Barbie will arrive groomed and outfitted in the designer’s likeness, from his trademark uniform of a crisp high-collared button-down with French cuffs and black satin cravat, a sharp blazer and black jeans, right down to his signature shades and low-slung ponytail. Even his fingerless moto gloves and silver chains were thoughtfully considered. What’s more, certain accents and detailing will be taken from the designer’s eponymous line. Now that’s precision to a T.
“Working with Karl Lagerfeld for this unique creative collaboration has been an incredible honor,” Kim Culmone, vice president of global Barbie product design for Mattel, said in a statement. “It’s not every day that Barbie dresses like the world’s most famous fashion designer.”
One thing’s for sure—the doll has certainly been stepping up her style game. From transforming into a Herve Leger model last year to dressing like Karl Lagerfeld this year, Barbie is officially running in the major leagues. As of now, further details surrounding the price, retailers, waiting lists, and availability of Barbie Lagerfeld haven’t been disclosed, but if the demand for Karlito serves as any indicator, we’re betting this launch will stir up a Karl Kraze of epic proportions.